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(Phase Alternating Line) Standard broadcast signal received by Televisions in many European countries. PAL color is usually used on broadcasts using 625-line (576/25i) [[scanning system]]s, mostly in Europe and the UK.
 
(Phase Alternating Line) Standard broadcast signal received by Televisions in many European countries. PAL color is usually used on broadcasts using 625-line (576/25i) [[scanning system]]s, mostly in Europe and the UK.
  
A list of [http://www.tenlab.com/tvsystems.html|countries and their TV standards] is often difficult to find, but Google found this quite comprehensive one.
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A list of [http://www.tenlab.com/tvsystems.html countries and their TV standards] is often difficult to find, but Google found this quite comprehensive one.
  
 
PAL comes in 7 variants:
 
PAL comes in 7 variants:

Revision as of 10:29, 29 April 2006

(Phase Alternating Line) Standard broadcast signal received by Televisions in many European countries. PAL color is usually used on broadcasts using 625-line (576/25i) scanning systems, mostly in Europe and the UK.

A list of countries and their TV standards is often difficult to find, but Google found this quite comprehensive one.

PAL comes in 7 variants:

Parameter PAL B-G-H PAL I PAL D PAL N PAL M
line/field 625/50 525/60
horiz. freq. 15.625kHz 15.734kHz
vert. freq 50Hz 60Hz
colour sub carrier freq. 4.433618MHz 3.58206MHz 3.575611MHz
video bandwidth 5.0MHz 5.5MHz 6.0MHz 4.2MHz
audio carrier 5.5MHz (FM) 6.0MHz 6.5MHz 4.5MHz